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Legislator Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for legislators in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of legislators amongst Michigan cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Legislators in Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,670
25th Percentile Wage
$18,910
50th Percentile Wage
$19,350
75th Percentile Wage
$27,020
90th Percentile Wage
$75,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,670.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$19,350
-0.36% 0.93%
2016
$19,420
2.01% -
2015
$19,030
0.89% -
2014
$18,860
-0.16% -
2013
$18,890
-1.48% -
2012
$19,170
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Michigan Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Michigan ranges from $18,470 to $27,310. The highest paying area for legislators in Michigan is Kalamazoo-Portage with a median annual salary of $27,310. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Lansing-East Lansing (mean annual salary $20,580). The lowest paying area is Holland-Grand Haven with a median annual salary of $18,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kalamazoo-Portage
$27,310
Lansing-East Lansing
$20,580
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$20,090
Bay City
$19,970
Ann Arbor
$19,860
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$19,810
South Bend-Mishawaka
$19,560
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$19,460
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$19,420
Niles-Benton Harbor
$19,370
Flint
$19,300
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$19,240
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$19,210
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$19,210
Jackson
$19,090
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$19,090
Battle Creek
$19,060
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$18,510
Holland-Grand Haven
$18,470




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